Under the Trump administration, travel bans continue to expand. New countries have been added to the list of banned countries, and new travel restrictions have been implemented in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. Our panel of experts will address what countries are now covered by travel bans, on-the-ground updates regarding how travel bans are being applied, and practical tips for how to file a successful waiver and overcome travel bans.
- Updates Regarding How Travel Bans Are Being Applied at Consulates Worldwide
- Which Intending Immigrants Are Currently Subject to Travel Bans or Other Travel Restrictions?
- Who Is Eligible to File a Travel Ban Waiver? When Is the Best Time to File the Waiver?
- How to Prepare a Successful Travel Ban Waiver and Supporting Documentation
- Preparing Your Client for the Immigrant Visa Interview
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Mahsa Khanbabai (DL), AILA New England Chapter Chair, North Easton, MA
Mahsa Khanbabai is founder of Khanbabai Immigration Law, Chair of the AILA New England Chapter, member of the DOS Liaison Committee and proudly celebrated her 20 year anniversary as an AILA member recently. Her practice focuses on representing international medical graduates and individuals from the Middle East.
Marketa Lindt, AILA Immediate Past President, Chicago, IL
Marketa Lindt (AILA President) is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, where she advises employers on business immigration, leads the firm’s I-9 compliance practice, and represents clients in immigration-related white-collar defense matters. She currently serves as AILA’s President-Elect. Previously, she served as chair of the AILA Chicago Chapter, and also served on AILA national liaison committees for Verification, DOL, ICE, SSA, and the NSC. In addition, Ms. Lindt serves in an advisory capacity to organizations representing underserved and indigent immigrant communities. She frequently speaks and writes on business immigration and compliance issues. In addition to writing numerous articles for AILA publications on I-9 issues and business immigration, she is an author of the treatise: Business Immigration Law: Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals.
John Q. Khosravi, Los Angeles, CA
John Q. Khosravi is the Managing Attorney of JQK Immigration Law Firm, focusing solely on marriage Green Cards, immigrant investors, and applicants with extraordinary abilities. John also teaches Immigration Law at Pepperdine Law School and was the former Vice-Chair of AILA’s Law Student Committee. In addition to law students, John also trains immigration lawyers through the “Immigration Lawyers Toolbox” and is also the host of the “Immigration Lawyers Podcast.”
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, University Park, PA
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law in University Park. Her research focuses on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law and the intersections of race, national security and immigration. She has published more than thirty law review articles, book chapters and essays on immigration law. Her work has been published in Emory Law Journal, Texas Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, Harvard Latino Law Review, and Columbia Journal of Race and Law. Wadhia’s first book, Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, was published by New York University Press in 2015, and named an honorable mention for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Her new book, Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump, was released in 2019 by New York University Press. Wadhia has also co-authored an immigration textbook, Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Solutions, with Steve Yale-Loehr and Lenni Benson, published by Carolina Academic Press in 2019.